The Northern Networks (LNN, LNW & MNN) are working together to consolidate and share information to help ensure that all LBS service providers are kept informed.

Inside This Issue

  • Catch up on what happened over the summer
  • Mark your calendars to attend the upcoming webinars
  • Learn about an exciting new initiative to teach LBS skills in correctional facilities
  • Try something new with our Try This box

Expand Your Knowledge

Click on the webinar or event title for more details and registration.

Upcoming Webinars

Recorded Webinars

Upcoming Events

Literacy Northwest: September 18 & 19 2017 - Regional PD Event in Thunder Bay
Topics include:
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Regional LSP Meeting
  • LNW Annual General Meeting
LNO Clear Writing Fall Course
  • Course runs from September 25 - December 17, 2017
  • Registration deadline: September 20th, 2017
Literacy Network Northeast: October 4 & 5 2017 - Regional PD Event in Timmins
Topics include:
  • Building your awareness and capacity for business intelligence through CaMS reports with Sarah Delicate
  • Explore technology with AlphaPlus
  • LNN's 19th AGM
  • LSP meeting
For more information please contact Tanya Venne at or 705-267-5663.
For the most up-to-date information on events, click here!

Ministry Memos

For the latest MAESD updates, click here!

Inside Their Business

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AlphaPlus: July 2017 Newsletter Available

Topics include in the July 2017 newsletter:
  • New board member announcement
  • Tech Tuesday webinars
  • Read the Digital Opportunities and Barriers for Ontario's Vulnerable Adults research report
  • Impact update: Technology Coaching
  • Three-minute video tutorials: Quizzes with Google Forms
  • Digital advocacy with Google Documents

Community Literacy of Ontario: May & June Newsletters Available

Topics included in the May 2017 newsletter:
  • Webinars to help you "Up Your Social Media Marketing Game"
  • Introducing CLO's New Office Administrator
  • Nominations are Open for the Council of the Federation Literacy Award
  • It's a Good News Budget for Literacy in Ontario
  • Blended Learning and Professional Development Needs Survey
  • Release of the LBS Evaluation Report
  • Resources from Literacy Support Organizations & Employment Ontario Partners
  • Labour Market Information
  • Employment Ontario News and Information
Topics included in the June 2017 newsletter:
  • Ontario Doubles Investment in Literacy, Math and Digital Skills Training
  • Employment Related Experiential Learning in LBS
  • CLO and LLO Challenge You!
  • CLO Welcomes a Summer Student
  • Our Evaluation Project Ends, Our Dream Continues
  • Resources from Literacy Support Organizations & Employment Ontario Partners
  • Employment Ontario News and Information
Topics included in the August 2017 newsletter:
  • Recruiting and Retaining Literacy Volunteers in Ontario
  • CLO's Service Coordination Webinar and Newsletter
  • Do Your Clients Have Legal Questions? Community Legal Education Ontario Can Help
  • Resources from Literacy Support Organizations & Employment Ontario Partners
  • Corrections Literacy Initiative
  • Employment Ontario News and Information

Ontario Native Literacy Coalition: June 2017 Newsletter Available

Topics included in the June 2017 newsletter:
  • Oral Storytelling and Literacy
  • ONLC/LLO Conference & AGM 2017
  • ONLC Board of Directors Announcement
  • Introducing ONLC Summer Student & Featured Program
  • ONLC Updates
  • Updates from MAESD
  • Helpful Resources
  • Announcements & Events
  • Lets Speak Our Language 
  • ONLC Annual

Laubach Literacy Ontario: August 2017 Newsletter Available

Topics included in the August 2017 newsletter:
  • Expressions
  • Featured Resource - Building a Strong Vocabulary
  • CLO - Annual General Meeting
  • LLO Calendar 2018

What's Going On With Regional Networks!

LNN Hires Summer Student

Over the summer months, LNN received funding to hire a summer student.  We would like to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU to Kaitlyn for all her hard work, it is much appreciated!

Northern Networks Join Social Media Campaign 

Starting in September, the 3 Northern Networks are joining the other regional networks in Ontario for a social media campaign.  This campaign is designed to promote literacy and annual events.  Please check our Facebook page and Twitter account to join in!


MNN: 'Keeping it Real' Pilot Webinar Series 

Thanks to OALCF, PMF and SQS service providers have a unique canvas of opportunity to enhance the learning experiences of adult learners.  However, there are still struggles to make the connections required to achieve success.  "Keeping it Real" is a series of online interactive presentations designed to identify difficulties and provide creative solutions to the world of LBS and performance management.  During this series, participants are provided with a brief case study of an agency that was struggling on many levels leading up to year 2011 and its complete turnaround to exceed its PMF/SQS obligations.  Participants are trained to conduct an organizational analysis, which informs the strategic plan for success.  After the analysis is completed participants are presented with unique solutions to the unique problems uncovered.  The final component focuses on overcoming identified and specific obstacles and moving forward.  This series is currently in the pilot stage, but if you would like more information, please contact Lorel Martel at the Mid North Network at 705-698-4747 or


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